Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Posted April 14th, 2009 in civil procedure rules, class actions, competition, law reports by sally

Emerald Supplies Ltd v British Airways plc [2009] EWHC 741 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 136

“The court had no jurisdiction to make a representation order under CPR r 19.6 where the criteria for inclusion in the class depended on the outcome of the action itself.”

WLR Daily, 9th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Delay in ‘toxic sofa’ payout – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2009 in class actions, defective goods, news, personal injuries by sally

“Hundreds of people who suffered burns and rashes from faulty leather sofas will have to wait longer to find out if they are to be paid compensation.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Lawyers finalising ‘sofa rash’ compensation bid – The Independent

Posted March 27th, 2009 in class actions, defective goods, news, personal injuries by sally

“Lawyers were today finalising a compensation bid on behalf of more than 4,000 customers allegedly left with rashes and burns after buying faulty sofas.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pensioners hire Cherie Blair to sue Sir Fred Goodwin and RBS – The Times

Posted March 16th, 2009 in banking, class actions, news, pensions by sally

“British pension funds are to sue Sir Fred Goodwin and the Royal Bank of Scotland in the American courts for hundreds of millions of pounds, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 16th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Improving Access to Justice through Collective Actions – Civil Justice Council

Posted December 15th, 2008 in class actions, press releases by sally

“Civil Justice Council publishes final recommendations to improve access to justice for consumers and small businesses in collective claims.”

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Civil Justice Council, 12th December 2008

Source: www.civiljusticecouncil.gov.uk

European Commission consults on class action lawsuits – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 28th, 2008 in class actions, EC law, news by sally

“Consumers across the European Union could be given new powers to join forces to sue a business under plans announced by the European Commission today. Class action lawsuits could be publicly funded under the proposals.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th November 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Why ‘no win, no fee’ is bringing access to justice – The Times

Posted November 6th, 2008 in class actions, costs, fees, news by sally

“The slow squeezing of life out of the legal aid system over the past decade and the impact it has had on money available to fund group claims led to multiparty specialists concluding that — with only rare exceptions — such claims were doomed.”

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The Times, 6th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Class actions: will we adopt the American way? – The Times

Posted October 8th, 2008 in class actions, special report by sally

“The UK’s approach to class actions is set to change — but we are unlikely to see here the excesses of the US system.”

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The Times, 8th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Justice review backs class actions in English courts – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2008 in class actions, news by sally

“More class actions in English courts would benefit consumers, small businesses and employees, according to a new report by the advisory body charged with overseeing the modernisation of the civil justice system.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th August 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

CJC pushes for overhaul of UK class action system – The Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2008 in class actions, news by sally

“Procedures governing group actions could be overhauled to improve access to justice, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has told The Lawyer.”

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The Lawyer, 24th March 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

US-style lawsuits to fuel compensation culture – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2007 in class actions, compensation, consumer protection, news, price fixing by sally

“Consumers will be entitled to automatic compensation payouts from retailers who fix high street prices under Government proposals to introduce US-style class-action lawsuits to Britain.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

UK class actions are on the way, survey says – The Times

Posted October 31st, 2007 in class actions, news by sally

“The UK has ‘the most fertile ground in Europe’ for a growth in class action lawsuits according to a new survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit.”

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The Times, 30th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk  

Equalities head calls for reform of tribunal system – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2007 in class actions, equality, human rights, news by sally

“Access to justice is a luxury for many victims of discrimination, the head of the new equalities watchdog warned last night.”

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The Guardian, 24th October 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK firms poised to reap rewards of class action litigation upswing – Legal Week

Posted September 6th, 2007 in class actions, consumer protection, news by sally

“The UK legal community is united in the belief that US-style class action litigation is set to take off throughout Europe, with product liability cited as a key growth sector. Claire Ruckin reports on the results of the latest Big Question survey.”

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Legal Week, 6th September 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com